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An American Soldier Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 4, Chapter 10 Summary

Tommy Franks
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Part 4, Chapter 10 Summary

On March 21, 2002, Franks meets with air, naval, ground, and Special Ops commanders in Rammstein, Germany to further discuss Iraq. Franks stresses the need for all branches of the Armed Services to work in one integrated plan. Franks is furious when someone leaks what went on at the meeting to the Los Angeles Times.

Between mid-May and July Franks makes several trips to the Middle East and meets with leaders to discuss the possible plans and arrange for access for his troop movement. Franks moves forces into place and continues meetings with Rumsfeld, Rice, and Powell. Rumsfeld asks if these steps have taken us to a point of no return - Franks says, "No," and then continues to outline another more refined plan for war. They go through many, many contingencies, such as "Catastrophic Success." This means we must plan for the contingency that Iraq falls...

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